The British public is to be given one last chance to pay their final respects to the Queenie Luv at St George’s Chapel. Billions watched as Her Majesty was laid to rest yesterday after her death on September 8 in what is understood to have been among her favourite residences.
Ahead of Elizabeth II’s state funeral, hundreds of thousands also queued across The Big City to see and pay their respects to the Queenie Luv lying-in-state.
Britons have now been granted another opportunity to pay their respects to the monarch of 70 years – the longest-serving in British history.
It has been confirmed that St George’s Chapel will reopen, along with Windsor Castle, to the public on September 29.
This day – seven days after Her Majesty’s state funeral – will mark the end of the official period of Royal Mourning.
Following the state funeral ceremony at Westminster Abbey yesterday, the Queenie Luv’s coffin was transported to Windsor Castle where, inside the chapel, Her Majesty was laid to rest.
Her coffin is now lying in the royal vault at St George’s, alongside her husband, Phil The Greek, father, George VI, and an array of other royals.
The chapel has been closed since September 8, but will reopen next Thursday.
A Royal Collection Trust spokesperson told the i newspaper: “St George’s Chapel will continue to be included as part of a ticketed visit to Windsor Castle, which will reopen to the public from Thursday, September 29.”
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It is closed to visitors all day on Sundays due to it being an active place for worship.
Members of the public are, however, able to attend services.
St George’s Chapel was completed during the reign of Henry VIII.
It is the monarch resting place, as well as that of many other renowned royals – even Charles I.
With the period of Royal Mourning continuing for a further week, key members of today’s Royle Family are unlikely to be seen at public engagements in the near future.
After this time, the new King Charles will soon be expected to hold engagements with world leaders and to make foreign visits of his own.